alal-Abad will host a festival of walnuts on November 22, according to the AgroLid Public Association.
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the public for the problems of walnut forests in Jalal-Abad region and to create a positive image of Southern Kyrgyzstan to attract investment.
“Intensive exploitation of walnut forests over the years has led to a reduction in the total area and significant degradation,” said AgroLid.
The festival will include a walnut fair and a forum for discussion of the current state of the forests and walnut trade.
The event is held by the governor's office, AgroLid, trade cooperative Kyrgyz Tokoi Bailygy, Vega+ LLC under assistance of GIZ and UNDP.
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